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In Akkadian mythology, Anshar (also spelled Anshur), which means "sky pivot" or "sky axle", is a sky god. He is the husband of his sister Kishar. They might both represent heaven (an) and earth (ki). Both are the second generation of gods; their parents being the serpents Lahmu and Lahamu and grandparents Tiamat and Apsu. In their turn they are the parents of Anu another sky god.[1] During the reign of Sargon II, Assyrians started to identify Anshar with their Assur in order to let him star in their version of Enuma Elish. In this mythology Anshar's spouse was Ninlil.[2]

If this name /Anšar/ be derived from */Anśar/, then is may be relatable to hieroglyphic Egyptian /NṬR/ 'god', since hieroglyphic Egyptian /Ṭ/ may be etymological */Ś/[citation needed].

ReferencesEdit

  1. J.Black & A.Green, Gods, demons and symbols of ancient Mesopotamia, 2004, p. 34
  2. G. Frame, Babylonia 689-627, p. 57
Asur-Stier
Anshar standing on a bull. Excavated from one of the ancient capitals of Assyria, Assur.


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